Complete Russian ban from Rio Olympics “not impossible” if allegations proven

first_imgPound, who led the WADA Independent Commission investigation which published claims of systemic doping in the Russian athletics team last November, was speaking as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decided to maintain its ban on athletes from the world’s largest nation from competing in any of its competitions.Only those who are based outside Russia, so can prove they have been operating in an effective drug testing system, will be free to apply to compete as independent athletes at Rio 2016.This stance has already been praised by the IOC, who said International Federations are in control of who is eligible to compete in their respective sports ahead of a Stakeholders Summit in Lausanne on Tuesday (June 21) at which more discussions are expected.Russia could also be stripped of two Olympic quota places at an International Weightlifting Federation in Tblisi this week due to have violated rules on doping failures within the qualifying period.Concerns are also being raised about Russian doping in a multitude of other sports following a damning WADA report criticising the improvements made this year.While no action is due to be taken until there is further proof, Pound believes the results of a WADA investigation into doping at Sochi 2014 could have wider consequences.“Kicking the entire Russia team out of the Rio Games would be the nuclear option, but it’s not impossible,” the Canadian was reported as saying in the Sunday Times.Former Moscow Laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov claimed that up to 15 Russian medal winners were implicated in a clandestine operation in which doping samples were switched for clean ones.An investigation chaired by Pound’s fellow countryman Richard McLaren is due to report its findings by June 15.If he confirms Rodchenkov’s claims, it would raise grave concerns over whether any Russian-based athletes could be considered “clean”.A blanket ban remains unlikely, however, and would provoke fury in Russia, where the IAAF decision has been fiercely criticised.Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has called today for the IAAF to be “disbanded” and appeared to blame them for Russian’s doping problems.”In essence, by shifting the responsibility to the ARAF, they have exonerated themselves from the responsibility,” Mutko told R-Sport.”The IAAF should be disbanded.” But Pound has little sympathy and believes that Russia has not done enough to remedy problems.“Back in November, I said that if they put their shoulder to the wheel and responded to their issues they could easily have enough time to sort everything out in time for Rio,” he said.“But instead they played the role of victims, claiming there was a plot against them for too long.“You only need to watch the latest ARD [German television] programme to see banned coaches are still coaching.”It seems in Russia it’s been no more than moving a few artists around.“The track and field athletes might feel hard done by getting banned in Rio.”It’s a bit like when you get stopped for speeding on the freeway by the police and you say ‘why me? everyone else was doing it’.”The answer is that’s what we’re dealing with right now and we can worry about the others later.”last_img read more

Felipe and Oblak return to the group; Simeone doubts between Lodi and Vitolo

first_imgAtlético returned to training in Majadahonda to prepare the match against Eibar (Saturday, 9:00 PM). Simeone could count on Felipe and Oblak, They did not work with the group during yesterday. The Brazilian center has recovered from a pharyngitis and the goalkeeper exercised as one more after doing alternative work yesterday. Some exercises aside from Trippier, still absent on the main lawn of Cerro del Espino. However it is expected that English can be without problems in Ipurua. Not like that Giménez, Koke, Lemar and Diego Costa, who face their injuries and where the last three have a hard time playing again before February. Before the watchful eye of the sports director Andrea Berta, Simeone began to profile his eleven to measure himself to the armored team, where the attack would continue commanded by Correa, João Felix Y Morata and a fourth member, Vitolo, could be included to further increase the gunpowder above. The Canary would play the place with Lodi, who was replaced in the two games of the Spanish Super Cup. In the event that the Brazilian was not a starter, Saul would occupy the left side. The rest of the team would be composed of Oblak, Arias, waiting for Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Saúl, Thomas, Herrera, Correa, João Félix and Morata to join. To complete the training, Cholo turned to several Atlético B players as Manu Sánchez, Toni Moya and Rodrigo Riquelme.last_img read more

Maxi Gómez, mini Barça –

first_imgLionel Messi lamenting. Valencia 1-0 Barcelona | Maxi Gomez dropped the ball into the area after several rejections by the defenders, shot wide deflected, but the ball touched Alba and entered his goal. Maxi Gomez was at eleven meters and there was a giant Ter Stegen, who began his recital. Thanks to the German the Blaugrana team did not go to the locker room with the game lost and an irremediable break in Setién’s credit. The Blaugrana goalkeeper again saved his team against a rejection against his own goal from Piqué, then had a sensational double performance in which he also intervened the stick and finally cut another shot from far away from Coquelin. If Ter Stegen had his job out of his ears, Jaume could take a nap in the other goal. Not one Barça player passed near him until minute 42. Before, Messi fired two faults away. One went very high and the other at the hands of the goalkeeper.Given the total disruption, half an hour after the game, Setién decided to change the system he went out to play with and return to the old Valverde system, that was when Barça showed signs of not being dead. The Blaugrana team could go to rest giving thanks to the sky that the game continued 0-0. He had 45 minutes to save another grim afternoon. As soon as the second part began, the game got more uphill to Barcelona with Maxi’s goal against which Ter Stegen could do nothing this time because the ball touched Alba and dislodged him.From there, Barca had no choice but to react, not to be out of pride. Worse could not be played. A disastrous Arthur left his post to Arturo Vidal, who reactivated the culé mood. Valencia 2-0 Barcelona | Perfect diagonal of Ferran Torres that Maxi Gómez received controlled and shot with his right hand to place the ball on the long stick far from the reach of Ter Stegen.Photo:DAILY AS / DAVID GONZALEZ See gallery The best images of the defeat of Barça in Mestalla The Chilean began to connect with Messi, who had two occasions, a very clear one that broke Gabriel Paulista when the Catalans already sang the goal. Vidal was the only offensive argument of a club that had no striker on the bench to threaten a Valencia that was beginning to be scared of the Argentine, as always, the only culé argument.But the desire to go for the game stripped Barça behind and Maxi Gómez received a ball absolutely alone in a backlash and sentenced the game. It could have been worse for Barça, which conceded the third at the exit of a corner, but was canceled due to lack of Busquets. If he had climbed the scoreboard, Barça would have lost the lead without the need for Madrid to play. The first test of Setién ended in tragedy before the party of a Valencia that came from being thrashed by Mallorca a week ago and that did not win a match without Parejo on the grass since 2014 and that erased the Blaugrana team from the field winning only by 2 -0 thanks to the great performance of Ter Stegen. The Setien effect is not noticeable. Barça seems more lost to each game and it is not that it improves, it is that the few things he did well and that earned him to conquer the leadership have been forgotten. Goals1-0, 47 ‘: Sunrise, 2-0, 76 ‘: Maxi Gomez ChangesVidal (55 ‘, Arthur Melo), Rodrigo (58 ‘, Gameiro), Jaume Costa (79 ‘, Maxi Gómez), Rakitic (84 ‘, Frenkie De Jong), Alex Collado (84 ‘, Ansu Fati), Ruben Nephew (89 ‘, Carlos Soler) Setién appeared in Mestalla with the center of the field dreamed for his system: Busquets, De Jong and Arthur and if the idea was to give many passes, the success was resounding. If he was playing soccer, he failed resoundingly. The bland and barren monologue of Barça with the ball could have the objective of wearing out the opponent for, as the coach Blaugrana said in the previous “end up winning the game in the 80th minute”. Nor did it turn out, in 77 it was Valencia who killed the game.Setién’s tactic was a risky bet, especially if in defense you are a drama, as is the case at hand. After nine minutes of sleeping the sheep with the ball and not seeing the rival area or with spyglass, Barça lost a ball and the home team planted in three passes against Ter Stegen. Sergi Roberto collapsed before Gayà and Piqué made him a penalty. Photo:DAILY AS / DAVID GONZALEZ CardsReferee: Jesús Gil ManzanoVAR Referee: Ignacio Iglesias VillanuevaPique (9 ‘, Yellow) Umtiti (42 ‘, Yellow) Busquets (51 ‘, Yellow) Coquelin (53 ‘, Yellowlast_img read more

Haaland: “I’m not 100% yet”

first_imgThe Bundesliga surrenders at the feet of Erling Haaland. In just three games wearing the shirt of Borussia Dortmund has managed to sign his first record in the top German competition. He has scored seven goals in 136 minutes, never seen in 57 years of Bundesliga. Of course, Haaland himself surprised everyone after another afternoon for the memory, suggesting that he is not yet going through his best moment. “I am still not one hundred percent. I have to get fitter, “ The 19-year-old Norwegian striker said to everyone’s disbelief.Thanks to him, in Dortmund they dream again about the salad bowl. It is not for less. Together with Reus and Sancho, the two best allies of Haaland, Borussia has returned to steamroller mode and it is already third in the classification just three points behind the leader, Bayern. Add three wins of three so far in 2020 with a total of 15 goals in favor, seven of them work of the Haaland gale. “It’s a mixture of Lewandowski and Aubameyang,” said Neven Subotic, Central Union of Berlin that suffered the Norwegian killer this past Saturday at 0-5 on his team during his visit to Signal Iduna Park. He doesn’t look like he was his last victim.last_img read more

The eleven of the 26th day of the Diario AS in LaLiga SmartBank

first_imgDespite the poor running of Racing, Figueras is completing a great campaign. Before the Alcorcón the central saved his team with a fabulous head shot at the exit of a corner. His second goal of the season. In defense it was iron, with five clearances and a blocked shot.MidfieldersSoro (Zaragoza) The twenty-sixth day of LaLiga SmartBank He had eleven protagonists that we detail below. Eneko Bóveda (Deportivo), with the goal of the sports victory, and Juan Cruz (Elche), with two assists with the ilicitanos, were the most outstanding defenses of last weekend. On the other hand, Yuri (Ponferradina) and Ibra (Oviedo) shone on the offensive plot with two doubles to give victory to their teams.GoalkeeperCristian Álvarez (Zaragoza) He supported his team against Cádiz with an exceptional performance. He intervened up to eight times, seven from within the small area. In the first part it is worth mentioning a stop below at the end of Choco Lozano. In the second half, his best intervention came in a shot from Malbasic in which he showed great reflexes.DefensesSipcic (Tenerife) He opened his scoring account with Tenerife with a good goal after a corner. Headshot in which he marked the times perfectly. His goal served to open the scoring against Sporting, in the victory of the island (2-1). In defense he had a lot of work and completed eleven punts and 54 touches.Eneko Vault (Sports) Sixth consecutive victory of the most fit team in the category. In the game against Las Palmas, Eneko Vault had a fundamental performance scoring the goal of the victory when Deportivo was worse. Assistance of Mollejo and header from the side, which opens as a scorer with the Galician team.Juan Cruz (Elche) The side is completing one of the best seasons of his career. He is usually a regular in this eleven for games like the one he played against Málaga. Two more assists to your account and already add four. On the first goal he attended Pere Milla with a low pass; and in the second he gave a perfect pass between lines to Escriche.Figueras (Racing) The Aragonese, property of Real Madrid, was the best player of the Víctor Fernández team on the Carranza lawn. That is a lot to say in a match where quality football was left over. His was the goal of Zaragoza, somewhat that treasures the enormous talent of the middle center. The young soccer player controlled a ball with the opposition of Espino and surpassed Cifuentes with a great Vaseline.Aketxe (Sports)center_img If the quality in Zaragoza was put by Soro, Alberto Perea put that of Cádiz. The player is being the most unbalancing player of the Cadiz and against Zaragoza it was no different. Electric and with impudence. From a boarding school by the left wing, overcoming rivals, came the penalty and the subsequent goal of Álex Fernández.StrikersYuri (Ponferradina) The Ponferradina man-goal made the patio of his home again in the areas of El Toralín. A double to overcome Luis Suárez, of Zaragoza, in the classification of scorers of LaLiga SmartBank. The first, a penalty that seemed a paradinha first and in the end was a powerful shot to the center. The second, a distant shot with the inside of the left foot to the square.Ibra (Oviedo) The great moment of Aketxe is going under the radar, but the resurgence sportsman is partly due to the level of the Basque. Magical and practical with the ball and solidarity in the defensive phase, were the keys to his performance against Las Palmas. In addition, he attended a Sabin Merino intoned in the first goal of the Coruña.Perea (Cádiz) Before the loss of Ortuño, Ibra put on the scorer’s costume to give life to a Oviedo who clings to salvation. The striker went from less to more in the game and, with the ninety minutes already completed, ended up with two goals in his personal account. The first, finishing off a center hung from the left. The second, with a strong shot to the opposite post.Stuani (Girona) A striker from another category who walks through the Second Fields more often than his rivals would like. His game at the Torres was not a prodigy in terms of created occasions, but it made everything easier for his people and the only one he had was inside. A subtle petroleum jelly at the first touch to overcome the Fuenlabrada goalkeeper.last_img read more

The great challenge of Setién

first_imgSince the change of coach, the alleged improvements in Barcelona do not translate into results. Fragility away from home remains a worrying issue. With Setién Barça has played three games as a visitor and only won the Ibiza, of Second B, in the discount. In Valencia He had enough not to go thrashed and in Bilbao he paid his lack of success in front.Obviously, it will be an emotionally special match. Setién returns to what was his home during the last two seasons and where he left the fans divided. If there is a team that the Cantabrian coach knows by heart, that is Betis. An advantage for Barça, which instead has the handicap of arriving with a very short squad, especially in attack, and with the added loss of Gerard Piqué in defense. Umtiti, an unreliable player, will have no choice but to partner with Lenglet. For any unforeseen will be Araújo on the bench.It will also be a special match for Aleñá, who left Barça in the winter market and will start in a Betis that curiously will have more Catalans than the culé team. The technicians Rubi and Jaume Torres, plus Bartra, Àlex Moreno, Aleñá, Bartra and Tello, militate in Seville. The Catalans go with Busquets, Alba, Roberto and Riqui Puig. The Betis receive today at Barcelona from Quique Setién, which returns to Benito Villamarín in a high voltage match (21:00 Movistar LaLiga) in which both teams play a lot (follow the live encounter on The locals cannot lose more points, and less at home, if they want to reach Europe, minimum objective that would mark an institution that has the sixth highest budget of First division. For its part, Barcelona comes to Seville after falling on Thursday in the Cup in San Mamés. Waiting for what the Madrid in Pamplona , Catalans can not give up even a millimeter in the race for a League who led at the end of the first round.last_img read more

‘SER’: Casillas will be presented to the Federation elections

first_imgIker Casillas has made a decision and is going to stand for election to the RFEF initially planned for autumn 2020, according to ‘The Stringer ‘of the SER Chain. The decision of the porter goalkeeper is to present himself or herself to preside over the Federation since he believes he can win. If the elections are finally ahead of the European Championship, as Luis Rubiales has asked, Casillas’ opinion is also to step forward and fight for the presidency of Spanish football. According to information from the SER chain, Boxes It has already been communicated to Higher Sports Council (CSD) and its new president, Irene Lozano Justly It must be the CSD who decides whether to give the Rubiales plan OK to advance the elections a before the 2020 Eurocup (the first quarter of the year was considered as a deadline) as requested by the federative body last December. The Administrative Court of Sport (TAD) He has already rejected the Federation’s request for electoral advancement and left the difficult decision in the hands of the new Secretary of State for Sport.Very thoughtful decisionIn recent weeks, Iker had met with old teammates as Puyol and Iniesta and it was rumored that the former captain of The Red He was testing his former teammates to find out about the support he could get in case of competing against Luis Rubiales. The one in Móstoles wants to bring peace to Spanish football.last_img read more

“Master class of Simeone”

first_imgThe Sun: “Cholo’s master class frustrates Liverpool”“They breathe the same air as the rest of us, after all”, the British tabloid began. “In recent months, Jurgen Klopp’s team has appeared chillingly superhuman and potentially invincible in the Premier League, “he continued. While focusing In the blackboard lesson given by the Argentine coach: “This was a tactical master class of Atlético coach on how to park the bus. In addition, his team also wasted good chances. During the match, Simeone used his entire theatrical range in the band, while Klopp seemed overwhelmed and subdued “, they conclude, in clear reference to the communion with the stands that the Cholo uses as a throwing weapon against the visiting teams. Mirror: “Liverpool leaves everything to Anfield” and “Shameful theater performance of Atlético”The first lines of the chronicle of Mirror they are focused on the evidence and briefly explain what happened in the crash, to review the keys to it. The failures of an “inefficient Morata” and the “shameful theater performance of Atlético” They are the most prominent. The rojiblanco striker scored two good opportunities to further complicate the pass of those of Klopp and this is referred to in the aforementioned medium: “It is easy to forget that Morata was once considered one of the greatest promises of European football. The Spanish striker seems to have regained confidence in Madrid, but the performance against Liverpool on Tuesday was undoubtedly a ‘deja vù’ for Chelsea fans “. In turn, they emphasize that “Sadio Mané was subject to several complicated arbitration decisions due to the way in which Atlético players reacted to any contact. The Senegalese star received a controversial yellow card in an action with Sime Vrsaljko, and the same opponent tried to have Mané expelled in a set similar to the edge of rest “. Liverpool returned to the field that was crowned king of Europe, but this time the opponent played at home. The goal of Saul when the game barely dawned laid the first stone of the wall that the Cholo men raised. The Atleti did not let Klopp finish off the three sticks in the entire clash and threatened a greater result of having had more tino. And the international press has echoed it, as The telegraph: “Liverpool loses and fails to shoot between the three suits against a stubborn Athletic”. Also from England comes “The Cholo master class “ of the The sun. Meanwhile he Mirror title with an obvious “Liverpool leaves everything to Anfield”, to be angry with a Álvaro Morata who they call “inefficient” and shed the failed occasions that deprived Atleti of a greater advantage. Daily Mail: “Disappointment in your attempt to retain the Champions”Much more descriptive are shown from the Daily Mail: “Liverpool dominated possession, but were unable to break the immaculate defense of Cholo”. At the same time they bring a halo of hope to the amateur ‘network’: “They already went back 3-0 against Barcelona. This is Liverpool, remember”. Although they do not detract from the mattress work: “This was a brilliant defensive performance by the Spanish and the long duration of it made it much more impressive. It is not always comfortable, but they did it with a strange determination for the times: the determination to simply defend “. “It is rare to see Liverpool frustrated in this way, but there is no team like Atlético de Madrid in English football,” they say. The Telegraph: “Liverpool loses and fails to shoot between the three suits”The offensive ineffectiveness in the final meters of Liverpool and the rockiness of the premises are the protagonists of the heading and the chronicle of The telegraph. “The solemn determination to deny opponents the opportunity to do what they do best is what characterizes Atlético de Simeone, and that doctrine will take Anfield in three weeks. (…) If there is some prediction for the return after tonight, the Simeone team could be expected to defend in the front row of the Stanley Park car park“.Olé: “El Cholo won the Champion”The figure of his compatriot Simeone is the protagonist in the Argentine Ole. “Liverpool handled the ball most of the time, but failed to find the ways to tie the score against a solid rival defense, which did not provide spaces. A true wall that the English could not break through the 90 minutes. Repeated figurine again and again, with inert attacks. This time, the current Premier League pointers did not prevail in the final minutes, as usual. ““Now, the current world champions must twist history in Anfield. Perfect for now about Simeone and company, who are excited to take the big hit in the Champions League before the fashion team “, end.Gazzetta dello Sport: “The ‘reds’ remain blank at Atlético’s house”From Italy remember the words of Klopp in the previous one in which he pointed out athletic intensity as the biggest red and white weapon. “For Liverpool, in the third defeat of the season, Klopp’s fears materialized, who on the eve had predicted an extremely difficult and complicated challenge. The Spaniards build their success in a flash of Saul and in closing the defense, firmly, ensuring a small advantage with a view to returning to Anfield. “Bild: “Saul surprised Klopp”“The first competitive bankruptcy of Klopp this year”, they remember from Germany, since the other defeats had the transcendence of the suffered one in the Wanda. In addition to comparing both Saul and one of an unfortunate memory for Bayern Munich fans: “The Spaniard had eliminated Bayern in the semifinals four years ago with a lonely goal in the first leg and shot Atlético towards the final. “L’Equipe: “Liverpool falls in Madrid”In the neighboring country they show how the party followed the script dreamed by Atleti: “It was a victory that symbolizes the playing style of Atlético de Madrid, which won against a current European champion (1-0) who rarely tastes defeat. The rojiblancos lived a dream position almost from the beginning of the game: defending after scoring a first goal. “Although they also ‘remember’ the failures of Morata: “It spoils everything.” “Atlético striker should have inflated the score more, but failed two precious occasions”.last_img read more

Samu Saiz is the only one who has managed to ‘copy’ Stuani

first_imgSamu Saiz arrived in the summer market arousing great enthusiasm among the fans of Girona. The injuries have not allowed him to have excessive continuity, but now is in a good way and wait, if Martí trusts him, seize the opportunity. So far, the attacker has played 18 League matches this course and He has scored a bit (the one who gave the win against Huesca, 1-0) and distributed two assists. Of course, we have to go back to day 21, in the match against Mirandés (0-3) to see its last title. There are only eight scorersIn Girona there is ‘Stuanidependencia’ because the rest of the players in the squad are just contributing in the scoring aspect. Such is so, that The rojiblanco team only has eight players who have scored at least one goal. And in this aspect, only two Second teams have their goals distributed less: Malaga (seven) and Las Palmas (six). Stuani has 22 goals and is followed Borja García (four), Marc Gual (four), who left the entity in winter to sign for Madrid Castilla, Àlex Granell (two), Gerard Gumbau (one), Aday Benítez (one), Samu Saiz (one) and Jonathan Soriano (one). Players like Gallar and Brandon (arrived in winter) have not yet been released. Cristhian Stuani will not play on Saturday against Ponferradina and Pep Lluís Martí already ponders how to supply him. Without the Uruguayan, the rojiblanco team is less fearsome at the offensive level (it has achieved 22 of the 36 that Girona accumulates), but the level of confidence of the workforce is high and dynamic, also since they chain four days without falling. Waiting to know how Jonathan Soriano evolves from his injury and if he is available to play or not, the option that the coach likes most to receive the Ponferradina is to place Brandon of ‘9’ and Samu Saiz hook. The latter does a few days that he has tried to take a step forward and is the only one who has managed to copy, in a way, Stuani.The goal in Girona is Stuani’s business, without a doubt, and such is its importance that has marked this course in 11 of the 12 victories of the Girona team. The only one in which his goals were not needed was in the duel against Huesca on day 27. On that occasion it was Samu Saiz who, with his goal in the 94th minute, gave the three points to the rojiblancos. It was the first time, and for now the only one, in which a football player other than Stuani scored and Girona won. Hence, without the Uruguayan against Ponferradina, other players must take responsibility. Samu Saiz should be one of them because he already knows the way to do it.last_img read more

Coco Gauff makes history: enters the Top-50 at 15

first_imgAmerican teenage sensation Coco Gauff made her prime 50 debut in the up to date WTA rankings launched on Monday, turning into the first 15-year-old in 15 years to realize the feat.Learn extra: Coco Gauff continues to make historical past in girls’s tennis. At 15, the younger American tennis participant seems this week for first time in his profession in the Prime-50 of the WTA rating.Gauff climbs two locations in the standings and this week seems in the WTA rating at place 49 with 1,082 factors, forward of different excellent rackets of the circuit like Katerina Siniakova or Su-Wei Hsieh. – Day by day Belief (@daily_trust) February 25, 2020The American appears paid to quantity 15, since, at fifteen, she is the youngest participant to achieve these privilege positions after that Bulgarian Sesil Karatantcheva did it virtually 15 years in the past in August 2015, based on the Day by day Belief portal. This climb will permit Guff to entry the last desk of main tournaments, the place he’ll proceed to climb positions in the standings.last_img read more